The Terminal List is an American action thriller television series starring Chris Pratt based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr. The series began streaming on Amazon Prime Video on 1st July, 2022.
The premise of The Terminal List is as follows —
The series follows Lieutenant Commander James Reece (Chris Pratt) after his platoon of Navy SEALs are ambushed while on a covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. As new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves. (Wikipedia)
The Terminal List is all about revenge. Pure and simple. It reminded us of one of those 1970s revenge flicks like Deathwish (with Charles Bronson) where the protagonist loses people he loves and is hellbent on taking revenge on those responsible. In the case of this series, the protagonist is a crack Navy SEAL and despite the overwhelming odds is able to use his skills and talents to fulfil his mission of vengeance.
Yes, of course, there is a conspiracy at the highest levels of the US government, the US military and naturally, an evil corporation. This trifecta of power, influence and wealth is somehow challenged by this lone Navy SEAL, an investigative reporter and close allies. Seems ridiculous when you seriously think about the premise.
But of course, everybody loves a David v Goliath battle, and the harder it gets for Reece, the more the audience is likely to root for him. Make no mistake, there are tons of killings and deaths in this series, and it’s easy to begin to feel numbed by the high levels of violence. The protagonist and his allies are also portrayed almost like superhuman here, almost to the point of silliness.
So, in the final analysis, The Terminal List is worth binge-watching, if you are into mindless action and equally mindless conspiracy tales. If not, stay away!
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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